The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and took place last Friday. The facility will be operated by Sevier County Utility District (SCUD) and will be the first public NGV fueling station in the region. It features fast-fill dispensers with the simplicity of current fueling sites as well as time-fill dispensers equipped for vehicles to fuel up overnight.
SCUD, a not-for-profit municipal corporation that provides service to approximately 12,000 natural gas customers in Sevier County and parts of Blount County in Tennessee, built the new station to further their commitment to environmental stewardship, domestic resources and fiscal responsibility.
Moreover, the public utility announced an innovative partnership with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort to provide transportation service for the new place that will open in 2015, reported Local8now.com. Dollywood bought six trolleys which will be the main transportation for guests between the resort and the theme parks inside Dollywood.
“We proud to partner with our local utility, Sevier County Utility District, as we begin to identify ways to best accommodate our guests’ needs,” said Amy Owenby, Dollywood’s Vice President of Hospitality. “This partnership better serves our environment. The beautiful Smoky Mountains are an integral part of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, and we endeavor to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.”
Source: Tennessee Gas Association